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The Protector (1985)

Two New York cops, Billy Wong and Danny Garoni, head to Hong Kong after the daughter of a rich businessman is kidnapped by the drug lord, Mr. Ko.

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Cast

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Billy Wong
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Danny Garoni
Sandy Alexander ...
Gang Leader
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Police Captain
Kim Bass ...
Stan Jones
Irene Britto ...
Masseuse #1
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Jesse Alexander
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Helicopter Pilot
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Mr. Ko
Richard Clarke ...
Superintendant Whitehead
Patrick James Clarke ...
Michael Alexander
Ron Dandrea ...
Martin Shapiro
Valerie De Pena ...
Punk Woman
Saun Ellis ...
Laura Shapiro
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Storyline

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate. Once in Hong Kong, the pair causes no end of trouble for both Mr. Ko and the local authorities. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Now, New York has a new weapon - A cop with his own way of fighting crime

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$341,076 (USA) (25 August 1985)

Gross:

$981,817 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Golden Harvest hired director James Glickenhaus after his success with movies such as The Exterminator (1980), but rifts began to surface between Glickenhaus and Jackie Chan and his team during shooting. This would lead to Chan re shooting sections of the film for an alternate Asian release version of the film. See more »

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In the boat chase scene, the camera helicopter's shadow is seen on the water. See more »

Quotes

Billy Wong: [to the Hong Kong police chief] Discretion is my middle name, sir.
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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Night Wind
Courtesy of WEA Records
Composed by James Wong
Performed by Sally Yeh
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Gets A Bad Rap.
15 November 1999 | by (Robinson,IL) – See all my reviews

This movie is a lot better than people say it is. Sure, it's not a typical Jackie Chan movie, but it's good anyway. It has lots of action and is better than most of the buddy cop movies of the 1980's. Don't expect this to be like all of his other movies and you may like it. I did.


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